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Guest Post: Female Hair Loss

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Fashion, Guest Post | Posted on 28-05-2014

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Hair loss in women is extremely common and can affect most women at some point in their lives.

Shuna Hammocks, a consultant Trichologist at Sussex Trichology explains that genetic thinning in women is pattern thinning affecting the top of the head, which can cause a lot of distress and the patient to feel very self-conscious about their hair. Patients feel that it is difficult to style the hair and that it has a real impact on the quality of their life.

Androgen Dependant Alopecia causes female hair loss and can affect women from any age, from puberty up to the menopause. At Sussex Trichology this is the most common condition that Shuna treats. It is a condition that causes the top area of the head and the crown to thin and make the scalp more transparent. It comes about when the circulating androgens topically on the top of the head cause the hairs to appear finer than the sides and the rear of the scalp. It is quite progressive and really quite slow. This condition can be treated very well at Sussex Trichology.

Other women consult us with hair shedding, perhaps following child birth, a nutritional deficiency, a medicine side effect or stress related hair loss and many more.

Telogen effluvium, thyroid hair loss, post-partum hair loss, scarring hair loss and even where people pull out their own hair (Trichotillomania) are all conditions that we regularly diagnose and treat at Sussex Trichology.

Female hair loss can have a devastating effect. Women often question “Why is my hair falling out?” and it is at this point that they should seek advice from a good Trichologist such as Shuna Hammocks at Sussex Trichology. Shuna understands how important hair is to women.


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Guest Post: Hair & Scalp Advise from Sussex Trichology

Posted by SussexMummy | Posted in Guest Post | Posted on 01-04-2014

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Shuna Hammocks is a working Mum of 2 kids, as a Consultant Trichologist who qualified with The Institute of trichologists and gained 14 years’ experience working in the world renowned Philip Kingsley clinic in London. She opened Sussex Trichology in 2011 and following recent expansion would like to spread the word “Trichology”.

The subject of women’s hair and scalp concerns is an emotive one, but my profession of Trichology is my absolute passion! I will discuss in detail various conditions that I diagnose and treat at Sussex Trichology (http://www.sussextrichology.co.uk/ ) with the aid of my assistant; we successfully treat most hair loss, scalp problems and out of condition hair.

I find the most upsetting part of losing one’s hair is fear of the unknown and of feeling “out of control” with the changes that can seem to deteriorate overnight.

Having worked for a large company and wanting to follow an ambition of owning my own practice nearer to home- Sussex Trichology opened its doors in 2011. I wanted to ensure the very high standard of ethical practise I provided in London was available to the people of Sussex (without the commute)!

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Case history example-

“Hi, I’ve been experiencing hair thinning on and off for the past 12 years and recently the problem has become much worse, therefore i would like to book a consultation appointment. look forward to hearing to from you.”

This is a typical enquiry, it’s a specific thinning condition as the photograph below shows- this patient is unlikely to shed hair but notice a gradual reduction in the density of the hair in one area called Androgen Dependant Alopecia ( female pattern thinning). In women the hairs are not lost permanently, but become finer hairs therefore I am able to both arrest this genetically inherited condition and improve the density. My honesty and holistic approach are applied to each case, so every individual leaves with a clear understanding of their condition and how to treat.

My Facebook page may be of interest also https://www.facebook.com/SussexTrichology

While the majority of my patients are women who attend for themselves (often with a friend for moral support), I see many Mothers and Daughters attending together, in fact my assistant is the daughter of a patient of mine who was so impressed with my plight to “put back into the community” that she applied for the position of Trichotherapist. It is lovely to see families who support each other with conditions which can totally demoralise you and impact massively on the quality of your life and self-esteem!

I regularly see women with post-partum hair loss, hormonal issues following breast feeding and deficiencies which can cause the hair to shed- as a mother myself, I know it is difficult to juggle the many balls of life we need to, but your health and well-being are as important as your child’s.

Thank you for reading, please email me to find out more info@sussextrichology.co.uk or call 01444 448 082.